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Sailing in Aruba

Set sail for a glorious cruise along Aruba’s scenic coastline.

All along the leeward coast of Aruba, the calm, flat sea and the steady trade winds make sailing an ideal activity to add to your holiday experiences.

One of the most breathtaking perspectives of our island is the view of our stunning beaches from the sea as you sail along our coastline. Aruba’s Palm Beach harbours over a dozen catamarans and sailing boats offering cruises that showcase gorgeous scenery set against the turquoise canvas of the Caribbean Sea. You can take advantage of several unique sailing excursions, including snorkelling cruises, sunset sails, booze cruises and dinner cruises. Most of these excursions feature an open bar (try our Aruba Ariba cocktail!) as well as lunch, snacks or dinner, depending on the time and duration of the cruise.

One of the most unique Caribbean sailing adventures is the sunset cruise Aruba is so fond of. Now don’t get us wrong, sailing in Aruba is an amazing experience at any time of day, but being on a Caribbean sailing cruise as the sun sets and the sky turns pink, purple and orange is absolutely breathtaking. You’ll have the best seat in the house for this amazing sunset show that Mother Nature offers every evening. You haven’t experienced sailing until you’ve tried Aruba sailing.

If you are looking to test out your own sailing skills, Hobie Cats are available for rent, and some water sports operators offer lessons.

The annual Aruba International Regatta features competitors sailing in from neighbouring islands to compete in categories ranging from yachts to Sunfish. As a spectator, it’s great fun to get caught up in the excitement and the fabulous beach parties surrounding the three-day event.

Turtle Nesting Season

Volunteers from Turtugaruba devote many hours watching over, protecting the nests and educating us during the season.

Sailing in Aruba

More Extraordinary Water Activities

Underwater Tours on Aruba

Enjoy a unique holiday experience by joining an underwater tour in Aruba by semi-submarine, full submarine, or a sea trek.

Female surfing at the beach.

Water Sports Aruba

Water Sport Holidays to Aruba

Deep Sea Fishing Activities in Aruba

Land yourself a beautiful catch and hop aboard one of many deep sea fishing charters in Aruba that hunt for game fish.

Motorized Water Sports

Amp up your Caribbean holiday with exhilarating motorised water sports on the gorgeous coastline of Aruba.

Flamingos on Renaissance Island

Private Islands

Close to Aruba there are two private islands, Renaissance Island and De Palm Island.

Girl Surfing at Wariruri Beach in Aruba

Surfing and Paddleboarding in Aruba

Glide across our tranquil waters on a paddleboard or catch a wave at one of our surf breaks.

The largest amateur windsurfing and kite boarding competition in the world takes place every year in Aruba.   Hundreds of competitors vie for medals in various categories.  While most of the kite boarding competitions take place on the southern end of the island at Boca Grandi, the majority of the events take place at Fisherman’s Huts, just past The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba.  Hi-Winds is a great spectator event as well, with a full agenda of beach parties, fashion shows, and concerts to enjoy.

Kite and Windsurfing

Aruba's constant trade winds, extensive shallows and challenging wave conditions make Aruba a surfer’s paradise.

Couple snorkeling while holding hands.

Discover marine life in Aruba

Marvel at a diminutive damselfish as it guards its home among waving sea fans, or encounter a school of blue parrotfish.

Excursions for Parasailing in Aruba

Join the fun of parasailing on Palm Beach and experience the exhilaration at the moment the parachute fills with air.

Kayak and Canoe

Kayak through Aruba's calm waters and mangrove lagoons along Aruba's southern fringe.

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